Cerro Jabalcon, a very tough and popular climb
Cerro Jabalcon is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.472m (4,829ft) above the sea level, located in province of Granada, autonomous community of Andalusia, in southern Spain.
Nestled in the semi-arid area of La Hoya de Baza, the road to the summit is mostly paved (the final 900 m are unpaved) featuring many narrow sections. Take care with the final gravel part: it’s very slippery.
The summit hosts a small chapel known as Ermita de la Virgen de la Cabeza as well as television and other communication towers. The summit offers a panoramic view of 360º, from where you can observe the more than 4000 km2. The climate here is extreme, with freezing, dry winters and very hot summers.
Starting from the town of Zújar, the road to the summit is 11.5 km (7.14 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 681 meters. The average gradient is 5.92% hitting a maximum gradient of 21% through some of the ramps. It’s very tough and popular climb for locals.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez